Nurturing learner agency through inquiry
When applied thoughtfully, the use of an inquiry approach is all about agency. Inquiry teachers intentionally help learners build transferable skills and dispositions as they investigate questions of significance to them. When the approach is applied to authentic problems or challenges in local and global contexts the agentive dimension of learner identity can be further amplified. Empowering young learners to own their learning requires a sophisticated repertoire of strategies and a commitment to co construction of knowledge, skills, routines and learning spaces.
This workshop introduces participants to a number of key strategies that drive inquiry and strengthen learner agency. What do we mean by ‘agency’ and what might this ‘look like’ in our students?
Participants in this workshop will leave not only with an expanded repertoire of instructional strategies but with new insights into how they can co-design more powerful learning experiences that invite more student voice and choice into the learning process.
Contact: Ruth Dalgarno
(09) 835 0912